Cost of living in Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.46
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.01
12 eggs, large $2.97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,522
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,176
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $165
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,267
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $833
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $104
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $40
40” flat screen TV $383
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $46
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,870
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $78
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $108
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.05
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.44
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.36
Tube of toothpaste $1.98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $104
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $75
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.63
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.54
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 130 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: October 09, 2017.

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